On Thursday night, Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to make a desperate plea to his supporters to stand with him and vote for Hillary Clinton in November.
While discussing his time on the campaign trail, and what he is doing now that he is no longer a candidate, the conversation turned to Donald Trump:
“It’s pathetic and it’s laughable,” said Sanders. “Here is a guy who has exploited people for much of his business career. Here is a guy who claims how concerned he is about American companies going abroad to manufacture products—a very legitimate concern—and yet his own clothing manufacturing is done in other countries around the world where the poor workers are being exploited. And then he talks about how he’s going to stand up with working people, and he puts his business advisors council together and they’re all these billionaire conservative folks. So I don’t think there’s any reason for anyone to believe that Trump is going to stand with working people. He’s a billionaire; his proposals call for massive tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country. This is not a guy who, in my view, is going to stand up for working people.”
Senator Sanders goes on to explain to Seth and the viewers why it is so important for the working people to look at the “real issues,” such as climate change, fair wages and healthcare, and “come together” to “tell these damn billionaires they cannot continue to destroy this country.” Meyers then takes that opportunity (speaking of coming together) to ask Bernie what he would say to those followers who may be thinking of voting third party.
Watch the full segment with Bernie’s heartfelt reply, plus what he plans to do to continue to support Hillary’s campaign below:
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